The United Kingdom has announced 4 million pounds ($6.4 million) worth of new aid for Syrians affected by fighting in their country and for refugees who have fled the violence.
The United Kingdom said it will donate 2 million pounds to aid agencies providing medical support in Syria. The funds will be used to buy and distribute medicines, health kits, surgical kits, medical equipment and other supplies.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is also set to receive 2 million pounds to support its programs for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell announced this new pledge ahead of the U.N. Syria Humanitarian Forum to be held April 20 in Geneva. At the forum, the United Kingdom is expected to join the United Nations in renewing its calls for wider humanitarian access in Syria.
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